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Easy Brownie Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes


  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips or walnuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Coat square 8x8 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar
  • Add vanilla extract and eggs. Stir until smooth and creamy.
  • Stir in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until well combined
  • Stir in chocolate chips or chopped walnuts, if using
  • Spread evenly into prepared baking pan
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  • Cool on wire rack
  • Cut into squares
  • Store in airtight container


Serving Ideas:
  • Dust with powdered sugar
  • Frost with chocolate frosting
  • Frost with buttercream frosting
  • Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and drizzle with hot fudge